Anaconda join McLanahan Corporation
Northern Ireland mobile equipment manufacturer to become part of the McLanahan family of companies
IN 2017, US-based McLanahan Corporation began a partnership with Anaconda Equipment of Northern Ireland to distribute and sell the Anaconda mobile tracked equipment range. Today, the two companies have announced that Anaconda Equipment will officially join McLanahan Corporation’s family of companies upon legal closing within the next 30 to 60 days.
Founded in 2008 by Alistair Forsyth and Martin Quinn, Anaconda Equipment have spent the last decade developing their extensive range of mobile tracked equipment, which includes scalping, screening, recycling and conveying equipment. The range is sold through a global dealer network, which, in the past 10 years, has sold over 1,200 units into more than 50 countries across six continents. Anaconda have also expanded their operations to include a north-eastern US sales and distribution office in Massachusetts.
Because of their closely aligned of core beliefs, values and business styles, both companies felt that creating a more official partnership was a clear step that would provide mutually beneficial opportunities.
‘We looked into growing our line of tracked equipment in several different ways,’ said Sean McLanahan (left of photo), chief executive officer of McLanahan Corporation. ‘When it came down to it, we saw in Anaconda a company that was well established, had great employees and dealers, and had many of the same values and business principles as we do. Adding them to our family of companies seemed like a clear fit.’
While Anaconda are joining the McLanahan family of companies, they will continue to operate in the marketplace as an independent brand. Their dealer network will remain and continue to support Anaconda customers around the globe. Alistair Forsyth will also be remaining with the company as group president and managing director, continuing to build the company that he founded.
‘We’ve had a lot of offers over the years,’ said Mr Forsyth (right of photo). ‘What I saw in McLanahan wasn’t a company that wanted to take us over, but a company that could and will help us grow. Anaconda will continue as the brand we have always been, but we now have the backing of a company that has been in business for 184 years. They share our values and our loyalty to dealers and customers. We couldn’t be more excited about this partnership.’
Both companies will also see equipment line growth, as Anaconda conveyors will be a key part of McLanahan’s new line of modular wash systems, and Anaconda will be adding larger-size equipment, including track-mounted crushers.